Nintendo Switch Online patch fixes Zelda: Ocarina of Time fog

Ocarina of Time fog

And added Majora’s Mask

You wanted your Ocarina of Time fog back? Well you got it! And the full version of Majora’s Mask too. Nintendo updated Switch Online last night, and smoothed over a few rough edges.

Thanks to some sleuthing from folks on Twitter (including Ferchou_27 below), it seems like fog is not only back in Ocarina of Time at various places, but back to Choco Mountain in Mario Kart 64: which had glitched fog effects with the NSO Expansion Pack launch. Players are also reporting that the lighting in Ocarina of Time is fixed in the House of Skulltula, amid other locations, so it seems like a full-bodied patch rather than a quick touch-up.

If you recall, Nintendo has been slowly patching Ocarina of Time on the Switch to bring it back in line with previous iterations of the game. The first big fix involved the Water Temple water, and now we’ve rolled back around to the Ocarina of Time fog fix.

The mass-service patch goes beyond that even. One user is reporting that the Watt crash in Paper Mario was fixed, too. Although not everything is smoothed over just yet, it’s a good day for people who are looking to play N64 games on Switch (minus the potential value prospect of the expansion pack as a whole).

Chris Carter
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